Career & Education

One-on-One Help

Start by scheduling an appointment with a Adult Services Librarian, Mary Hubbard. We can help you write a resume, apply for job online, create an email account, and strategize your job search or career development. Call us at 924-8040 or email Library@PeterboroughNH.gov.

GCF learnfree.org

Provides comprehensive technology tutorials on a broad range of topics like Word, Excel, internet, and online safety. They also have tutorials on reading, math, and career development. Learn how to use LinkedIn, create a Podcast, and brush up your interviewing skills all in one place.

Career Development workshops

The Library offers ongoing workshops to work on resume writing, interview skills, networking, and other soft skills. Stay tuned to our event page for workshops. Check out the growing list of Career and Employment Resources in our print collection.

Lynda

PTL is pleased to offer its cardholders access to lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a PTL library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering your 14-digit PTL library card barcode and your library password.

If you do not remember your password, please call the library to have it reset.

Log into lynda.com using your barcode.

Technology Classes

We offer a variety of technology classes every month. Brush up on your skills and build your resume! Please check out our events here for the schedule and stay tuned for the next Tech Tuesday! Email Mary Hubbard for more information. We also can provide a workstation for you to complete courses with GCFlearnfree.org.

Transparent Languages

Learning modules for over 95 languages. Works great on mobile devices! Brush up on your language skills with the easy-to-use resource. We also have a Spanish conversation group meeting every Wednesday at 6:00pm. See events page for schedule.

 

Phaze Welding Technology Center

AWS Certification Training

Phaze Welding Technology Center is located in Peterborough at the MAxT Makerspace. The training program prepares students to become AWS Certified welders. AWS provides the only certification that allows them to work as a welder anywhere in North America, opening up opportunities for higher wages and career advancement.

Led by instructor Dan Guillou, the certificate program is 130 hours, taken at the pace of the student, where they learn how to do basic MIG, flux core and stick welds.

At the end of the course, students take the AWS certification test, which will qualify them for jobs in the building, transportation and sheet metal industries among others. Better yet, they will be able to work with the confidence they are fully prepared for any situation.

Check out the MAxT website for full information.

The Library can assist you with finding scholarships for this program.